Mementos

Red velvet and white lace
A tarnished band of silver
Hallmark cards and poems
Full of words that lost all meaning
Beads and feathers
Toys and books
Heartfelt then heartbroken
Though pictures will fade over time
Memories stay crystal clear
Preserved for all time
In a shoebox, kept well-hidden
When letting go means moving on
The past is like a leash
That keeps us from straying too far